Discipline: Civil Engineering (Degree, Candidate Engineer (ECSA), SAICE). Industry in: Chemicals (including pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals), years of experience range: 6 to 10 years, annual package range: R651 000 – R750 000.
Structural Engineer with 6 Years’ experience in a Consulting Multidisciplinary Engineering environment. Design of Structural Steel & Civil Concrete Structures in Mining (Bulk Materials Handling) and Energy & Chemical (SASOL) sectors. Vast experience with various 3D Structural Analysis & Design Software packages, 3D CAD Software and integration of various engineering services into a single holistic project model using BIM modeling programmes. Can successfully execute and manage all phases throughout the Project Life Cycle. His strength as an engineer lies in his technical abilities, methodical and logical approach to engineering problems enables him to develop cost effective, yet elegant designs which, combined with his interpersonal & managerial skills, makes him the ideal candidate to contribute to the overall success of an Engineering Team.
Candidate location: South Africa, Gauteng
Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English
Designation: Civil Structural Engineer
Highest qualification type: Degree
University: University of Johannesburg
Company size: ‘201 – 500
Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office
Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Eng Civil Engineering
Other Formal Qualification: B.Sc Information Technology
What is your current/ most recent job title?
What is the primary purpose of this position?
An opportunity was presented to start-up, operate & manage a Civil Engineering Department with a fellow colleague at Plant Design & Project Services where I was offered an equity stake in the company (PDPS mainly specializes in Process & Piping Design). My interest was also to further gain knowledge and experience in the design of Structures in the Energy & Chemical Sector.
What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?
1. Establish sound relationships with all members of an Engineering Team.
2. Strive to further & develop individual skills within an Engineering Team.
3. Establish firm relationships with clients, create new connections through networking methods in order to secure future work
What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?
To successfully start-up, operate & manage a Civil Engineering Design office by implementing the necessary procedures & standards, as well as appointing the right people to do the job. I also extended my own capabilities by learning how to operate & draft with 3D Modelling & CAD packages. This enabled the Engineering Office to manage bigger workloads as I was able to perform Engineering & Drafting activities within the office.
If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?
Motivated Engineer seeking a new opportunity to further develop his Engineering abilities and professional attributes.
What is the business title of your ideal position?
Senior Structural Engineer
What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?
Design Structural Steel & Concrete Structures. Oversee & monitor drawing office activities to ensure that designs are to the required standards & specifications. Track & capture project progress and ensure that all deliverables are completed within the required schedule & budget constraints
What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?
Engineering Office Start-Up, Operation & Management
Engineering Design – Steel & Concrete
Project Management – Including understanding of Contracts(FIDIC, NEC)
Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:
3 Years Mining: Coal – 3 Years
3 Years Petrochemical: Various Chemicals 3 Years
1 Year Petrochemical: Oil & Gas 1 Year
Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:
An established multidisciplinary engineering firm with a proven track record and respected name in the industry.Mutual respect and the priority to develop the skills and talents of individuals
What do you absolutely love doing?
Solving complex, unique engineering problems and obtaining new skills and knowledge in the process.
Motivation to move (please select): Challenge
Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.